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Definition of Slippery

Slippery

  1. Having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; allowing or causing anything to slip or move smoothly, rapidly, and easily upon the surface; smooth; glib; as, oily substances render things slippery.
  2. Not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise.
  3. Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away.
  4. Liable to slip; not standing firm.
  5. Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle.
  6. Uncertain in effect.
  7. Wanton; unchaste; loose in morals.

Slippery Quotations

Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery.
Ambrose Bierce

More guns equaling more safety is a slippery slope, and what makes it so is human blood.
Henry Rollins

There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity.
Vladimir Nabokov

Every politician, every president gets votes by getting people that don't like him to like him. That's why politicians are slippery: because they talk out of both sides of their mouth.
Henry Rollins

Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.
Earl Nightingale
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Slippery Translations

slippery in Dutch is glad, ongrijpbaar, glibberig
slippery in Italian is lubrico
slippery in Latin is lubricus
slippery in Spanish is escurridizo
slippery in Swedish is glatt, slipprig, hal

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